Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:09 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:09:56 GMT
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation. On Thursday, more than 60-percent of the Boy Scouts of America's 14-hundred-members voted for theMore >>
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:37 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:37:25 GMT
The City of Hattiesburg is increasing the sewer rates for Petal and some Lamar County customers who use their wastewater lagoon. Petal residents are concerned and voicing their opinions after finding outMore >>
Petal and Hattiesburg residents are voicing their opinions after finding out the City of Hattiesburg is increasing sewer rates. More >>
The National Weather service added the rarely used PDS wording to a tornado watch on Tuesday asking residents to be prepared for an extremely severe weather event.
The Particularly Dangerous Situation alert came as part of a tornado watch issued around 1 p.m. that included all Pine Belt counties scheduled to end at 8 p.m.
"Ingredients are coming together for some violent tornadoes to form through this afternoon," said WDAM Meteorologist Robert Whitehurst. "Please stay updated. This is a PDS, meaning Particularly Dangerous Situation. We don't issue too many of those and reserve those for the most significant severe weather outbreaks." Fewer than 3 percent of watches and warnings included the PDS wording from 1996 to 2005.
A strong line of thunderstorms is expected to enter the Pine Belt region of Mississippi around 2 p.m.
WDAM-TV is closely monitoring the situation and is prepared for constant coverage on air and online should the situation become dangerous.
Friday, May 24 2013 5:52 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:52:06 GMT
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. It included the laying of a wreath at a fallen officersMore >>
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 4:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 20:45:22 GMT
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to Lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. As part of National Emergency Service Week, for the last 12-years Wayne farms has hostedMore >>
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. More >>